Later this month residents in the Northern Utah community of Richmond will gather to commemorate an earthquake that destroyed buildings and was felt in 6 states.
UPR's Kerry Bringhurst says residents who were alive at the time of the quake 50 years ago want those living in Richmond today to realize disasters can happen -- even in a small Utah town -- and to be prepared.
In Logan a group of kids have chosen to spend their summer days rehearsing Shakespeare.
"A lot of people think I'm kind of crazy to think that kids would want to spend their entire summer doing this. I had to say 'if you're going to do the show, you'll be in here from 9:00 - 2:00 or 9:00 - 4:00 every day all summer.' I thought 5 kids would show up."
Cheers and applause echoed through the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory last night after "Curiosity" had survived the harrowing plunge.
NASA's Mars rover landed safe and sound on the surface of Mars late Sunday night. The 1-ton, 6-wheeled laboratory nailed an intricate and risky touchdown much to the relief and joy of over 300 people who watched the historic event live at the University of Utah.
UPR's Kerry Bringhurst reports on last week's large-scale simulation of a foreign animal disease emergency.
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has been for months now organizing this exercise as a test course of sorts to prepare for and prevent the possible spread of a foreign disease that could impact the nation's food supply, threaten livestock production, and force what is a $300 billion national industry to stop exporting livestock overseas.
It’s been almost two years since State Park Ranger Brody Young was shot more than a half dozen times by an armed motorist in Moab. Last week, Young was in Salt Lake City to talk about his recovery, and to others who have been affected by work place injuries.
The number of Utah children living in poverty has increased by 45% during a 5-year period beginning in 2005, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count Data Center study, which included children up to age 17.
The 7th annual Tour of Utah bike race is currently wheeling its way through the state. Steve Miller, the Tour's president, spoke with UPR's Brianna Bodily about the race's steady growth in size and reputation.
Miller says the race is very comparable to the Tour de France.
This year the race has 7 teams entered that just finished competing in the Tour de France. Miller says based on past growth he's confident about the future:
Real estate housing prices have dropped but what is the market price for a whole town?
The listing reads like a wild west exhibit: old gold mine, a geyser, and a supposed hideout of famed outlaws. And it's all for sale in a middle-of-nowhere ghost town of Woodside 3 hours southeast of Salt Lake City.
Images of a dark period in Japanese American history are now on display thanks to the state history department. The department has created an online exhibit of the World War II Topaz Internment Camp in Delta. Utah State History Archivist Heidi Orchard says the new collection documents the 3-year internment of more than 11,000 Americans of Japanese descent.